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Forrst posted 2 weeks ago

The Forrst is Growing Into Something New



More than a year ago, we at ZURB took over Forrst with the hopes of restoring its former glory and breathing new life into what Kyle Bragger started. We wanted to foster a thriving community centered around active learning and feedback. We molded Forrst into a place where others could share their work and learn from each other. But we noticed more people using it as place to ask questions and discuss design. 

We've decided it was time for a change. With that, **we're announcing today that we'll be shutting down the ability to create new posts on Forrst on April 14**. 

While new posting will stop on April 14, there will still be the ability to comment while we work on the next version.

The old Forrst isn't going anywhere. We'll be archiving the older posts and it'll will continue to be available for everyone to access.  Yes, it's a pivot but one that is very aligned in what we wanted for Forrst since we took over — an active learning community. And it'll be based on a feature that all Forrsters are very familiar with. Be on the look out in the coming weeks as to what it'll be. Follow us on [@ forrst on Twitter](https://twitter.com/forrst) so you don't miss out. But for now — no spoilers.

More than a year ago, we at ZURB took over Forrst with the hopes of restoring its former glory and breathing new life into what Kyle Bragger started. We wanted to foster a thriving community centered around active learning and feedback. We molded Forrst into a place where others could share their work and learn from each other. But we noticed more people using it as place to ask questions and discuss design.

We've decided it was time for a change. With that, we're announcing today that we'll be shutting down the ability to create new posts on Forrst on April 14.

While new posting will stop on April 14, there will still be the ability to comment while we work on the next version.

The old Forrst isn't going anywhere. We'll be archiving the older posts and it'll will continue to be available for everyone to access. Yes, it's a pivot but one that is very aligned in what we wanted for Forrst since we took over — an active learning community. And it'll be based on a feature that all Forrsters are very familiar with. Be on the look out in the coming weeks as to what it'll be. Follow us on @ forrst on Twitter so you don't miss out. But for now — no spoilers.

forrst
Forrst posted 4 months ago

Post Versions are Here!

Hey Forrsters—

We teased our new feature — Versions — last week. Well, the wait is over. It's here! Starting today, you can now add a new iteration to one of your existing posts instead of editing the post or creating a brand-new post.

Hey Forrsters—

We [teased](http://forrst.com/posts/Forrst_Post_Versions_are_Coming-G3s) our new feature — Versions — last week. Well, the wait is over. It's here! Starting today, you can now add a new iteration to one of your existing posts instead of editing the post or creating a brand-new post. 

The "Versions" page that collects all the iterations in a particular project. 

Creating a new version is just like creating a new post, but you'll start it within your previous post. Go and edit your post. There'll also be a button for adding a new Version ("Add iteration"). Click that and the post editor will pop up. You'll be able to add images and new text, but won't be able to edit the title. After you create a Version, there will be a link to other iterations in that project at the bottom of each Version. Only two will appear, but if there are more then Forrsters can click over and get a page that lists all the versions. 

Your iterations will appear at the bottom of the post. 

Each project that has versions will have a badge when it appears in the post stream, saying v# (the number being the amount of iterations). Check it out: 

How posts with iterations will appear in the Post Stream.

Having your iterations tethered to the original post allows Forrsters to see how you've integrated their feedback and chart your project's progress. It also keeps previous iterations from getting lost in the underbrush. And you'll also be able to get a snapshot on how you've improved upon your design work. 

We can't wait to see how you guys use Versions!

Creating a new version is just like creating a new post, but you'll start it within your previous post. Go and edit your post. There'll also be a button for adding a new Version ("Add iteration"). Click that and the post editor will pop up. You'll be able to add images and new text, but won't be able to edit the title. After you create a Version, there will be a link to other iterations in that project at the bottom of each Version. Only two will appear, but if there are more then Forrsters can click over and get a page that lists all the versions.

Hey Forrsters—

We [teased](http://forrst.com/posts/Forrst_Post_Versions_are_Coming-G3s) our new feature — Versions — last week. Well, the wait is over. It's here! Starting today, you can now add a new iteration to one of your existing posts instead of editing the post or creating a brand-new post. 

The "Versions" page that collects all the iterations in a particular project. 

Creating a new version is just like creating a new post, but you'll start it within your previous post. Go and edit your post. There'll also be a button for adding a new Version ("Add iteration"). Click that and the post editor will pop up. You'll be able to add images and new text, but won't be able to edit the title. After you create a Version, there will be a link to other iterations in that project at the bottom of each Version. Only two will appear, but if there are more then Forrsters can click over and get a page that lists all the versions. 

Your iterations will appear at the bottom of the post. 

Each project that has versions will have a badge when it appears in the post stream, saying v# (the number being the amount of iterations). Check it out: 

How posts with iterations will appear in the Post Stream.

Having your iterations tethered to the original post allows Forrsters to see how you've integrated their feedback and chart your project's progress. It also keeps previous iterations from getting lost in the underbrush. And you'll also be able to get a snapshot on how you've improved upon your design work. 

We can't wait to see how you guys use Versions!

Each project that has versions will have a badge when it appears in the post stream, saying v# (the number being the amount of iterations). Check it out:

Hey Forrsters—

We [teased](http://forrst.com/posts/Forrst_Post_Versions_are_Coming-G3s) our new feature — Versions — last week. Well, the wait is over. It's here! Starting today, you can now add a new iteration to one of your existing posts instead of editing the post or creating a brand-new post. 

The "Versions" page that collects all the iterations in a particular project. 

Creating a new version is just like creating a new post, but you'll start it within your previous post. Go and edit your post. There'll also be a button for adding a new Version ("Add iteration"). Click that and the post editor will pop up. You'll be able to add images and new text, but won't be able to edit the title. After you create a Version, there will be a link to other iterations in that project at the bottom of each Version. Only two will appear, but if there are more then Forrsters can click over and get a page that lists all the versions. 

Your iterations will appear at the bottom of the post. 

Each project that has versions will have a badge when it appears in the post stream, saying v# (the number being the amount of iterations). Check it out: 

How posts with iterations will appear in the Post Stream.

Having your iterations tethered to the original post allows Forrsters to see how you've integrated their feedback and chart your project's progress. It also keeps previous iterations from getting lost in the underbrush. And you'll also be able to get a snapshot on how you've improved upon your design work. 

We can't wait to see how you guys use Versions!

Having your iterations tethered to the original post allows Forrsters to see how you've integrated their feedback and chart your project's progress. It also keeps previous iterations from getting lost in the underbrush. And you'll also be able to get a snapshot on how you've improved upon your design work.

We can't wait to see how you guys use Versions!

forrst
Forrst posted 6 months ago

The Wait is Over. The Brand-Spanking New Forrst is Here.

Today, we're excited to finally unleash the brand-spanking new Forrst out into the wild! We've been in Private Release for the past month or so, getting feedback from the community. Now everyone can enjoy the new Forrst and it's features!

Today, we're excited to finally unleash the brand-spanking new Forrst out into the wild! We've been in Private Release for the past month or so, getting feedback from the community. Now everyone can enjoy the new Forrst and it's features! 




When we took over earlier this year, we saw an opportunity to build upon what founder Kyle Bragger started and turn Forrst into a place of active learning so that Forrsters can get actionable and contextual feedback.  Let's review the major changes. 




**Annotations**

We've baked our feedback tool [Notable](http://www.notableapp.com) into Forrst so that you can give contextual feedback on the new Forrst. You'll be able to annotate from a desktop browser and only read annotated comments on your mobile device. 

An annotated comment on the new Forrst. 

**New Visual Design**

Forrst's new look allows for better consumption and discovery of posts. We had a lot of feedback from those in the Private Release about the post stream and we iterated quickly.  



We had some insightful comments, like this one from @Oiseau:

<blockquote>These buttons are taking up way too much focus on both here and in the comments. Is it necessary that they be buttons and not just the icons? If it needs to stay a button, a lighter background would be nice. The tail of the icon speech bubble isn't very clear. The speech bubble of the number of comments & likes has awkward padding. I can't put my finger on it but it feels too narrow.</blockquote>


**Mobile-First Design**


We knew that Forrst had to be responsive and mobile-first, so we built it  on our responsive framework, [Foundation 4](http://foundation.zurb.com). Now you can leave feedback on the go. 

We also figured most folks wouldn't want to make a full post, with images of their work or code, on a mobile device. At the most, they'd want to start a discussion by posing a question. We [asked all of you ](http://forrst.com/posts/Forrst_Redesign_Would_You_Post_From_a_Mobile_D-FFR)if you'd post from a mobile device. The majority of you who responded said you'd prefer to only comment. But we also knew that simply making the posting responsive didn't equate to an optimal mobile experience.

**We're Not Finished Yet**

We're not quite finished with Forrst. We'll continue to iterate. Here's a sneak peek at what's ahead. 

**Iterations:** We're working to bring more Notable functionality into Forrst, including allowing Forrsters to post different iterations without the need to create a separate post. 

**Leaderboard:** We're rethinking the Leaderboard, making it more based on achievements and badges rather than solely on prizes. 

**Pro features:** A major focus for the next round are our Pro supporters, who've helped us get here and continue to help us. We want to make sure they get some nifty perks. Other than directory search, we’re giving Pro Forrsters the ability to do other things within the site. Since Forrst is our go-to site for active learning, we want to tie Pro features into our feeder apps and allow supporters to save what they do to a locker.

We're stoked to finally release the new Forrst out into the wild. We're even more excited by the possibilities ahead. Now get in there. Discover. Explore. Get feedback.

When we took over earlier this year, we saw an opportunity to build upon what founder Kyle Bragger started and turn Forrst into a place of active learning so that Forrsters can get actionable and contextual feedback. Let's review the major changes.

Annotations

We've baked our feedback tool Notable into Forrst so that you can give contextual feedback on the new Forrst. You'll be able to annotate from a desktop browser and only read annotated comments on your mobile device.

Today, we're excited to finally unleash the brand-spanking new Forrst out into the wild! We've been in Private Release for the past month or so, getting feedback from the community. Now everyone can enjoy the new Forrst and it's features! 




When we took over earlier this year, we saw an opportunity to build upon what founder Kyle Bragger started and turn Forrst into a place of active learning so that Forrsters can get actionable and contextual feedback.  Let's review the major changes. 




**Annotations**

We've baked our feedback tool [Notable](http://www.notableapp.com) into Forrst so that you can give contextual feedback on the new Forrst. You'll be able to annotate from a desktop browser and only read annotated comments on your mobile device. 

An annotated comment on the new Forrst. 

**New Visual Design**

Forrst's new look allows for better consumption and discovery of posts. We had a lot of feedback from those in the Private Release about the post stream and we iterated quickly.  



We had some insightful comments, like this one from @Oiseau:

<blockquote>These buttons are taking up way too much focus on both here and in the comments. Is it necessary that they be buttons and not just the icons? If it needs to stay a button, a lighter background would be nice. The tail of the icon speech bubble isn't very clear. The speech bubble of the number of comments & likes has awkward padding. I can't put my finger on it but it feels too narrow.</blockquote>


**Mobile-First Design**


We knew that Forrst had to be responsive and mobile-first, so we built it  on our responsive framework, [Foundation 4](http://foundation.zurb.com). Now you can leave feedback on the go. 

We also figured most folks wouldn't want to make a full post, with images of their work or code, on a mobile device. At the most, they'd want to start a discussion by posing a question. We [asked all of you ](http://forrst.com/posts/Forrst_Redesign_Would_You_Post_From_a_Mobile_D-FFR)if you'd post from a mobile device. The majority of you who responded said you'd prefer to only comment. But we also knew that simply making the posting responsive didn't equate to an optimal mobile experience.

**We're Not Finished Yet**

We're not quite finished with Forrst. We'll continue to iterate. Here's a sneak peek at what's ahead. 

**Iterations:** We're working to bring more Notable functionality into Forrst, including allowing Forrsters to post different iterations without the need to create a separate post. 

**Leaderboard:** We're rethinking the Leaderboard, making it more based on achievements and badges rather than solely on prizes. 

**Pro features:** A major focus for the next round are our Pro supporters, who've helped us get here and continue to help us. We want to make sure they get some nifty perks. Other than directory search, we’re giving Pro Forrsters the ability to do other things within the site. Since Forrst is our go-to site for active learning, we want to tie Pro features into our feeder apps and allow supporters to save what they do to a locker.

We're stoked to finally release the new Forrst out into the wild. We're even more excited by the possibilities ahead. Now get in there. Discover. Explore. Get feedback.

New Visual Design

Forrst's new look allows for better consumption and discovery of posts. We had a lot of feedback from those in the Private Release about the post stream and we iterated quickly.

Today, we're excited to finally unleash the brand-spanking new Forrst out into the wild! We've been in Private Release for the past month or so, getting feedback from the community. Now everyone can enjoy the new Forrst and it's features! 




When we took over earlier this year, we saw an opportunity to build upon what founder Kyle Bragger started and turn Forrst into a place of active learning so that Forrsters can get actionable and contextual feedback.  Let's review the major changes. 




**Annotations**

We've baked our feedback tool [Notable](http://www.notableapp.com) into Forrst so that you can give contextual feedback on the new Forrst. You'll be able to annotate from a desktop browser and only read annotated comments on your mobile device. 

An annotated comment on the new Forrst. 

**New Visual Design**

Forrst's new look allows for better consumption and discovery of posts. We had a lot of feedback from those in the Private Release about the post stream and we iterated quickly.  



We had some insightful comments, like this one from @Oiseau:

<blockquote>These buttons are taking up way too much focus on both here and in the comments. Is it necessary that they be buttons and not just the icons? If it needs to stay a button, a lighter background would be nice. The tail of the icon speech bubble isn't very clear. The speech bubble of the number of comments & likes has awkward padding. I can't put my finger on it but it feels too narrow.</blockquote>


**Mobile-First Design**


We knew that Forrst had to be responsive and mobile-first, so we built it  on our responsive framework, [Foundation 4](http://foundation.zurb.com). Now you can leave feedback on the go. 

We also figured most folks wouldn't want to make a full post, with images of their work or code, on a mobile device. At the most, they'd want to start a discussion by posing a question. We [asked all of you ](http://forrst.com/posts/Forrst_Redesign_Would_You_Post_From_a_Mobile_D-FFR)if you'd post from a mobile device. The majority of you who responded said you'd prefer to only comment. But we also knew that simply making the posting responsive didn't equate to an optimal mobile experience.

**We're Not Finished Yet**

We're not quite finished with Forrst. We'll continue to iterate. Here's a sneak peek at what's ahead. 

**Iterations:** We're working to bring more Notable functionality into Forrst, including allowing Forrsters to post different iterations without the need to create a separate post. 

**Leaderboard:** We're rethinking the Leaderboard, making it more based on achievements and badges rather than solely on prizes. 

**Pro features:** A major focus for the next round are our Pro supporters, who've helped us get here and continue to help us. We want to make sure they get some nifty perks. Other than directory search, we’re giving Pro Forrsters the ability to do other things within the site. Since Forrst is our go-to site for active learning, we want to tie Pro features into our feeder apps and allow supporters to save what they do to a locker.

We're stoked to finally release the new Forrst out into the wild. We're even more excited by the possibilities ahead. Now get in there. Discover. Explore. Get feedback.

We had some insightful comments, like this one from @Oiseau:

These buttons are taking up way too much focus on both here and in the comments. Is it necessary that they be buttons and not just the icons? If it needs to stay a button, a lighter background would be nice. The tail of the icon speech bubble isn't very clear. The speech bubble of the number of comments & likes has awkward padding. I can't put my finger on it but it feels too narrow.

Mobile-First Design

We knew that Forrst had to be responsive and mobile-first, so we built it on our responsive framework, Foundation 4. Now you can leave feedback on the go.

We also figured most folks wouldn't want to make a full post, with images of their work or code, on a mobile device. At the most, they'd want to start a discussion by posing a question. We asked all of you if you'd post from a mobile device. The majority of you who responded said you'd prefer to only comment. But we also knew that simply making the posting responsive didn't equate to an optimal mobile experience.

We're Not Finished Yet

We're not quite finished with Forrst. We'll continue to iterate. Here's a sneak peek at what's ahead.

Iterations: We're working to bring more Notable functionality into Forrst, including allowing Forrsters to post different iterations without the need to create a separate post.

Leaderboard: We're rethinking the Leaderboard, making it more based on achievements and badges rather than solely on prizes.

Pro features: A major focus for the next round are our Pro supporters, who've helped us get here and continue to help us. We want to make sure they get some nifty perks. Other than directory search, we’re giving Pro Forrsters the ability to do other things within the site. Since Forrst is our go-to site for active learning, we want to tie Pro features into our feeder apps and allow supporters to save what they do to a locker.

We're stoked to finally release the new Forrst out into the wild. We're even more excited by the possibilities ahead. Now get in there. Discover. Explore. Get feedback.

forrst
Forrst posted 7 months ago

Forrst Redesign | Off-Canvas Navigation and Search

Hey Forrsters,

We're speeding closer to the public release of the new redesign, and we're iterating daily. We spent last week working on the off-canvas navigation. We've taken a mobile-first approach with the new Forrst, including using an off-canvas flyout for both mobile and desktop. Check it out:

Hey Forrsters,

We're speeding closer to the public release of the new redesign, and we're iterating daily. We spent last week working on the off-canvas navigation. We've taken a mobile-first approach with the new Forrst, including using an off-canvas flyout for both mobile and desktop. Check it out: 

The off-canvas flyout on a desktop browser. 

Instead of a cluttered navigation bar on desktop, we've placed the nav in the flyout. We've also put search in there as well to simplify the navbar. Now your main actions will be: post, access your profile and select the off-canvas navigation. 



**We'd like your feedback on:**

- Would you know where to go to find the search bar?

- Do you think that off-canvas works well for a desktop view?


We've also put together a Verify test to get your feedback on the search bar: http://verifyapp.com/w/43468

# Still Some Invites Left 

We still have a few invites left to get into the Private Release. Hit us up at invite@forrst.com to be let in. 

In the meantime, we're giving away five invites to Forrst to @NxAlessandro and @wizzywiggs for topping the Leaderboard and not winning any previous prizes. We're also letting @wizzywiggs and @danieljgolden into the Private Release for making it onto the Leaderboard.

Instead of a cluttered navigation bar on desktop, we've placed the nav in the flyout. We've also put search in there as well to simplify the navbar. Now your main actions will be: post, access your profile and select the off-canvas navigation.

We'd like your feedback on:

  • Would you know where to go to find the search bar?

  • Do you think that off-canvas works well for a desktop view?

We've also put together a Verify test to get your feedback on the search bar: verifyapp.com/w/…

Still Some Invites Left

We still have a few invites left to get into the Private Release. Hit us up at invite@forrst.com to be let in.

In the meantime, we're giving away five invites to Forrst to @NxAlessandro and @wizzywiggs for topping the Leaderboard and not winning any previous prizes. We're also letting @wizzywiggs and @danieljgolden into the Private Release for making it onto the Leaderboard.

forrst
Forrst posted 7 months ago

Forrst Redesign | Feedback on the New Post Creation

When we first embarked on the redesign, we asked everyone if we should bring back post types. A lot of you thought it'd be a good way to scan through the posts. Now posts have the categories of: visual design, interaction design, code or discussion. The feedback we got also helped us when it came to actually creating a post.

When we first embarked on the redesign, we asked everyone if <a href="https://forrst.com/posts/Forrst_Redesign_Should_We_Bring_Back_Post_Types-FJ5">we should bring back post types</a>. A lot of you thought it'd be a good way to scan through the posts. Now posts have the categories of: visual design, interaction design, code or discussion. The feedback we got also helped us when it came to actually creating a post.



We recently refined how you create a post thanks to the feedback we've received from those in the Private Release. Now that we're inching closer and closer to the public release, we create a <a href="http://verifyapp.com/tour/multi-page-click-test">Verify Multi-Click Test</a> to get feedback from Forrsters not currently in the Private Release.

We'd like to know the following: 
<ul class="discs">
<li>Are you able to easily determine how you create a post from the new Post Stream? </li>
<li>Are you able to quickly determine how to add text? An image? Code? </li>
<li>Do you know where to "save and preview" and where to publish? </li>
</ul>



<b>Not Too Late to Join the Private Release </b>

We've given another round of invites to @kenil, @authorandrew and @PaulvdDool, who've all topped the Leaderboard this past week. We'll give out another set of invites this <strong>Thursday, Sept. 26.</strong> 

And it's not too late to get in on the Private Release. Hit us up at invite@forrst.com to ask for an invite!

We recently refined how you create a post thanks to the feedback we've received from those in the Private Release. Now that we're inching closer and closer to the public release, we create a Verify Multi-Click Test to get feedback from Forrsters not currently in the Private Release.

We'd like to know the following:

  • Are you able to easily determine how you create a post from the new Post Stream?
  • Are you able to quickly determine how to add text? An image? Code?
  • Do you know where to "save and preview" and where to publish?

Not Too Late to Join the Private Release

We've given another round of invites to @kenil, @authorandrew and @PaulvdDool, who've all topped the Leaderboard this past week. We'll give out another set of invites this Thursday, Sept. 26.

And it's not too late to get in on the Private Release. Hit us up at invite@forrst.com to ask for an invite!

forrst
Forrst posted 7 months ago

Earning Your Merit Badges

We're still getting feedback from the Forrsters in the Private Release. @gtfarrell has given us great feedback on how images appear in the Post Stream. We've cleaned them up so they'll be much crisper and clearer. But the one thing we've been working on this past week is figuring out how all of you can earn your merit badges.

We're still getting feedback from the Forrsters in the Private Release. @gtfarrell has given us great feedback on how images appear in the Post Stream. We've cleaned them up so they'll be much crisper and clearer. But the one thing we've been working on this past week is figuring out how all of you can earn your merit badges. 



We're working to improve the Leaderboard, making it so that you can earn achievements as well as rewards. Kind of like Boy (or Girl) Scout merit badges. You'll be able to earn badges like "most helpful" and "50 comments". 

Take a look:  

A few of the merit badges you can earn. 

We'd like to get your feedback on: 

- Do you like the idea of unlocking achievements on the Leaderboard?
- Would you prefer seeing your badges displayed on the Leaderboard page or would you only like to see them on your profile page? Or both?


**Not Too Late to Get in On the Private Release**

Speaking of the Leaderboard, @AlupaCreative has made it to the top and has won five invites! He's already in the Private Release and has been giving us great feedback, especially on the Leaderboard. Next Thursday, we'll give another round of invites! 

And it's not too late to get in on the Private Release. Hit us up at invite@forrst.com to ask for an invite!

We're working to improve the Leaderboard, making it so that you can earn achievements as well as rewards. Kind of like Boy (or Girl) Scout merit badges. You'll be able to earn badges like "most helpful" and "50 comments".

Take a look:

We're still getting feedback from the Forrsters in the Private Release. @gtfarrell has given us great feedback on how images appear in the Post Stream. We've cleaned them up so they'll be much crisper and clearer. But the one thing we've been working on this past week is figuring out how all of you can earn your merit badges. 



We're working to improve the Leaderboard, making it so that you can earn achievements as well as rewards. Kind of like Boy (or Girl) Scout merit badges. You'll be able to earn badges like "most helpful" and "50 comments". 

Take a look:  

A few of the merit badges you can earn. 

We'd like to get your feedback on: 

- Do you like the idea of unlocking achievements on the Leaderboard?
- Would you prefer seeing your badges displayed on the Leaderboard page or would you only like to see them on your profile page? Or both?


**Not Too Late to Get in On the Private Release**

Speaking of the Leaderboard, @AlupaCreative has made it to the top and has won five invites! He's already in the Private Release and has been giving us great feedback, especially on the Leaderboard. Next Thursday, we'll give another round of invites! 

And it's not too late to get in on the Private Release. Hit us up at invite@forrst.com to ask for an invite!

We'd like to get your feedback on:

  • Do you like the idea of unlocking achievements on the Leaderboard?
  • Would you prefer seeing your badges displayed on the Leaderboard page or would you only like to see them on your profile page? Or both?

Not Too Late to Get in On the Private Release

Speaking of the Leaderboard, @AlupaCreative has made it to the top and has won five invites! He's already in the Private Release and has been giving us great feedback, especially on the Leaderboard. Next Thursday, we'll give another round of invites!

And it's not too late to get in on the Private Release. Hit us up at invite@forrst.com to ask for an invite!

forrst
Forrst posted 8 months ago

What's in a Profile? A Profile by Any Other Name

We've been getting great feedback from the folks in the Private Release of the Forrst redesign. @Oiseau gave us some detailed feedback on the profile page, which we cleaned up this week. Check it out:

We've been getting great feedback from the folks in the Private Release of the Forrst redesign. @Oiseau gave us some detailed feedback on the profile page, which we cleaned up this week. Check it out:



The feedback we got was that the display image was too large, so we reduced it. We also moved the biographical information to the right rather than having it on the left. 

One other change we made was to display code bits in the Post Stream. Now a portion of code that's been posted will show up in the post tiles, like so:



<b>You Can Still Get In!</b>

We've given @captbrogers 10 invites so he can invite whoever he wants into Forrst. That's because he topped the Leaderboard this week. And since he's already in the Private Release, we're letting @CiprianTurcu in instead! 

Next Thursday, we'll give away another round of  invites into Forrst! You can also still join the Private Release! We're getting a ton of emails (and answering them as fast as we can)! If you want in, email us at invite@forrst.com.

The feedback we got was that the display image was too large, so we reduced it. We also moved the biographical information to the right rather than having it on the left.

One other change we made was to display code bits in the Post Stream. Now a portion of code that's been posted will show up in the post tiles, like so:

We've been getting great feedback from the folks in the Private Release of the Forrst redesign. @Oiseau gave us some detailed feedback on the profile page, which we cleaned up this week. Check it out:



The feedback we got was that the display image was too large, so we reduced it. We also moved the biographical information to the right rather than having it on the left. 

One other change we made was to display code bits in the Post Stream. Now a portion of code that's been posted will show up in the post tiles, like so:



<b>You Can Still Get In!</b>

We've given @captbrogers 10 invites so he can invite whoever he wants into Forrst. That's because he topped the Leaderboard this week. And since he's already in the Private Release, we're letting @CiprianTurcu in instead! 

Next Thursday, we'll give away another round of  invites into Forrst! You can also still join the Private Release! We're getting a ton of emails (and answering them as fast as we can)! If you want in, email us at invite@forrst.com.

You Can Still Get In!

We've given @captbrogers 10 invites so he can invite whoever he wants into Forrst. That's because he topped the Leaderboard this week. And since he's already in the Private Release, we're letting @CiprianTurcu in instead!

Next Thursday, we'll give away another round of invites into Forrst! You can also still join the Private Release! We're getting a ton of emails (and answering them as fast as we can)! If you want in, email us at invite@forrst.com.

forrst
Forrst posted 8 months ago

Restoring the (New) Forrst

Last week we parted the leaves and branches, letting Forrsters into the new Forrst. We've been getting such great feedback from the community, including from @JustinHubbard, who did an excellent write-up on the new design.

We've been iterating daily, using the feedback we're getting from everyone in the Private Release as our guide. Some of those folks may have already noticed the tweaks. We wanted to share some of the work we're doing with everyone else as well. One of the things we iterated on was the Post Page. We cleaned it up, making it a bit less cluttered. Check it out:

Last week we parted the leaves and branches, letting <a href="https://forrst.com/posts/New_Forrst_is_Here_Join_Our_Private_Release-GRK">Forrsters into the new Forrst</a>. We've been getting such great feedback from the community, including from @JustinHubbard, who did an excellent <a href="http://justinhubbard.me/forrst-turning-a-new-leaf/">write-up</a> on the new design. 

We've been iterating daily, using the feedback we're getting from everyone in the Private Release as our guide. Some of those folks may have already noticed the tweaks. We wanted to share some of the work we're doing with everyone else as well. One of the things we iterated on was the Post Page. We cleaned it up, making it a bit less cluttered. Check it out: 




We also moved "liking" and "down voting" a post to right before the comments because we wanted folks to read the entire content before making the call. <b>Do you think this is a better place for this action? Or would you rather have it at the top?</b> 

A few of the other things we did: 

<ul class="disc">
<li>Tightened the margins on the Post Stream</li>
<li>Got rid of the overwhelming action buttons on the Post tiles</li>
<li>Iterated on the Post Creation page, adding a "Save & Preview" button </li>
<li>Added "Edit" and "Delete" functionality to annotations</li>
</ul> 

But we're not done. We're iterating every day! 

<b>Not too Late to Join the Private Release!</b>

This week, we're letting @NxAlessandro, @jamiecarter and @annikaG. They made it on the Leaderboard this week and have won invites into the Private Release. @NxAlessandro has also won a yearly Pro Account! 

Next Thursday, we'll give away invites into Forrst to one lucky Forrster so he or she can invite friends to try out Forrst. But that's not all — that Forrster will also be let into the Private Release! 
You can also still join the Private Release! We're getting a ton of emails (and answering them as fast as we can)! If you want in, email us at invite@forrst.com.

We also moved "liking" and "down voting" a post to right before the comments because we wanted folks to read the entire content before making the call. Do you think this is a better place for this action? Or would you rather have it at the top?

A few of the other things we did:

  • Tightened the margins on the Post Stream
  • Got rid of the overwhelming action buttons on the Post tiles
  • Iterated on the Post Creation page, adding a "Save & Preview" button
  • Added "Edit" and "Delete" functionality to annotations

But we're not done. We're iterating every day!

Not too Late to Join the Private Release!

This week, we're letting @NxAlessandro, @jamiecarter and @annikaG. They made it on the Leaderboard this week and have won invites into the Private Release. @NxAlessandro has also won a yearly Pro Account!

Next Thursday, we'll give away invites into Forrst to one lucky Forrster so he or she can invite friends to try out Forrst. But that's not all — that Forrster will also be let into the Private Release! You can also still join the Private Release! We're getting a ton of emails (and answering them as fast as we can)! If you want in, email us at invite@forrst.com.

forrst
Forrst posted 8 months ago

The Gateway into the Forrst

The response to our Private Release of the new Forrst has been fantastic! We're starting to get great feedback from some of the folks already let in. Our email boxes are flooded with those wanting to get in and we want to thank everyone who's reached out so far.

The response to our <a href="http://new.forrst.com/posts/New_Forrst_is_Here_Join_Our_Private_Release-GRK">Private Release of the new Forrst</a> has been fantastic! We're starting to get great feedback from some of the folks already let in. Our email boxes are flooded with those wanting to get in and we want to thank everyone who's reached out so far.

Don't fret, we're answering those emails as fast as we can. (There's a ton!) But we're also giving away a few entries on next week's Leaderboard as well as one Yearly Pro Account! So stay tuned and keep leaving awesome feedback! We'll announce the winners next <b>Thursday, August 29</b>. 

And if you want to get in on the Private Release and can't wait until next week, email us at invite@forrst.com! 

Don't fret, we're answering those emails as fast as we can. (There's a ton!) But we're also giving away a few entries for next week's Leaderboard prize, as well as one Yearly Pro Account! So stay tuned and keep leaving awesome feedback! We'll announce the winners next <b>Thursday, August 29</b>. 

And if you want to get in on the Private Release and can't wait until next week, email us at invite@forrst.com!

Don't fret, we're answering those emails as fast as we can. (There's a ton!) But we're also giving away a few entries for next week's Leaderboard prize, as well as one Yearly Pro Account! So stay tuned and keep leaving awesome feedback! We'll announce the winners next Thursday, August 29.

And if you want to get in on the Private Release and can't wait until next week, email us at invite@forrst.com!

forrst
Forrst posted 8 months ago

New Forrst is Here. Join Our Private Release!



We've been teasing for the past few months our redesign. The wait is over as we release the new Forrst out into the wild. Today, we're excited to begin our Private Release of the new Forrst. We'll be letting in some people today and adding more each week! 

Our goal has remained steadfast from day one: to foster a place where designers can get clear, actionable feedback. We're building upon what @kyle had created. Forrst is where designers and developers can learn from one another and improver their skills. We kept that goal clearly in mind when it came to redesign. It informed everything we did. We focused on the following:

<ul class="disc">
<li>A mobile-first design, which allowed everyone to comment from their mobile devices</li>
<li>A new visual design that allow for better consumptions of posts</li>
<li>And annotations so that Forrsters could leave contextual feedback</li>
</ul>

<b>Giving Contextual Feedback</b>



You'll now be able to give contextual feedback on the new Forrst by annotating images.  We integrated the functionality of our annotation tool <a href="http://notableapp.com">Notable</a>. If you're using Forrst on a desktop browser, you'll be able to add annotations. When it comes to mobile, you won't be able to annotate but will be able to read the annotation comments. 

We'll be making changes and improving things in the next few weeks! And we'd like your feedback.

<b>Join the Private Release!</b>

Our Private Release is centered around getting direct feedback from other Forrsters. Think of it this way: we're eating our own dog food. We've let in a few people today and we'll be letting in more each week, including @ajpoholski! This week's Leaderboard winner who isn't already part of the Private Release. He's also won a yearly Pro membership to go along with it! 

If you want to get in on the Private Release, email us at invite@forrst.com!

We've been teasing for the past few months our redesign. The wait is over as we release the new Forrst out into the wild. Today, we're excited to begin our Private Release of the new Forrst. We'll be letting in some people today and adding more each week!

Our goal has remained steadfast from day one: to foster a place where designers can get clear, actionable feedback. We're building upon what @kyle had created. Forrst is where designers and developers can learn from one another and improver their skills. We kept that goal clearly in mind when it came to redesign. It informed everything we did. We focused on the following:

  • A mobile-first design, which allowed everyone to comment from their mobile devices
  • A new visual design that allow for better consumptions of posts
  • And annotations so that Forrsters could leave contextual feedback

Giving Contextual Feedback



We've been teasing for the past few months our redesign. The wait is over as we release the new Forrst out into the wild. Today, we're excited to begin our Private Release of the new Forrst. We'll be letting in some people today and adding more each week! 

Our goal has remained steadfast from day one: to foster a place where designers can get clear, actionable feedback. We're building upon what @kyle had created. Forrst is where designers and developers can learn from one another and improver their skills. We kept that goal clearly in mind when it came to redesign. It informed everything we did. We focused on the following:

<ul class="disc">
<li>A mobile-first design, which allowed everyone to comment from their mobile devices</li>
<li>A new visual design that allow for better consumptions of posts</li>
<li>And annotations so that Forrsters could leave contextual feedback</li>
</ul>

<b>Giving Contextual Feedback</b>



You'll now be able to give contextual feedback on the new Forrst by annotating images.  We integrated the functionality of our annotation tool <a href="http://notableapp.com">Notable</a>. If you're using Forrst on a desktop browser, you'll be able to add annotations. When it comes to mobile, you won't be able to annotate but will be able to read the annotation comments. 

We'll be making changes and improving things in the next few weeks! And we'd like your feedback.

<b>Join the Private Release!</b>

Our Private Release is centered around getting direct feedback from other Forrsters. Think of it this way: we're eating our own dog food. We've let in a few people today and we'll be letting in more each week, including @ajpoholski! This week's Leaderboard winner who isn't already part of the Private Release. He's also won a yearly Pro membership to go along with it! 

If you want to get in on the Private Release, email us at invite@forrst.com!

You'll now be able to give contextual feedback on the new Forrst by annotating images. We integrated the functionality of our annotation tool Notable. If you're using Forrst on a desktop browser, you'll be able to add annotations. When it comes to mobile, you won't be able to annotate but will be able to read the annotation comments.

We'll be making changes and improving things in the next few weeks! And we'd like your feedback.

Join the Private Release!

Our Private Release is centered around getting direct feedback from other Forrsters. Think of it this way: we're eating our own dog food. We've let in a few people today and we'll be letting in more each week, including @ajpoholski! This week's Leaderboard winner who isn't already part of the Private Release. He's also won a yearly Pro membership to go along with it!

If you want to get in on the Private Release, email us at invite@forrst.com!

forrst
Forrst posted 8 months ago

Teasing It Out 'Til Tuesday

OK, we said we were going reveal the Leaderboard mystery prize today. But we've decided to tease you all just a bit more until the big reveal on Tuesday. So we're admitting to being a bit like a mischievous boy teasing another boy. :)

OK, we said we were going reveal the <a href="https://forrst.com/posts/Rustling_Up_A_Winner-G09">Leaderboard mystery prize today</a>. But we've decided to tease you all just a bit more until the big reveal on Tuesday.  So we're admitting to being a bit like a mischievous boy teasing another boy. :)



So keep leaving good feedback and stay tuned for <b>Tuesday, Aug. 20</b>!

So keep leaving good feedback and stay tuned for Tuesday, Aug. 20!

forrst
Forrst posted 8 months ago

Rustling Up A Winner

We're a day late and a dollar short here, but we've still managed to rustle up a winner for last week's Leaderboard prize! Congrats to @captbrogers for winning a yearly Pro account. He was the person at the top that wasn't already a pro! :)

We're a day late and a dollar short here, but we've still managed to rustle up a winner for last week's Leaderboard prize! Congrats to @captbrogers for winning a yearly Pro account. He was the person at the top that wasn't already a pro! :) 



We'll have another chance to go Pro this week, but to sweeten the pot, we're tossing in another prize which will reveal on **Thursday, Aug. 15**! Yep, it's a mystery. It'll be one you don't want to miss out on. 


The actual winner of the Leaderboard will be announced on **Tuesday, Aug. 20**!

We'll have another chance to go Pro this week, but to sweeten the pot, we're tossing in another prize which will reveal on Thursday, Aug. 15! Yep, it's a mystery. It'll be one you don't want to miss out on.

The actual winner of the Leaderboard will be announced on Tuesday, Aug. 20!

forrst
Forrst posted 9 months ago

A Forrst Test Screening

The trailers for coming attractions are sometimes the best part of the movie. But actually being in a test screening or sneak preview is even better than watching the trailer. You get to see the film before anyone else. This week, we're happy to announce that three lucky Forrsters, who topped the Leaderboard, will get to see the Forrst redesign before we release it in a couple of weeks.

The trailers for coming attractions are sometimes the best part of the movie. But actually being in a test screening or sneak preview is even better than watching the trailer. You get to see the film before anyone else. This week, we're happy to announce that three lucky Forrsters, who topped the <a href="http://forrst.com/leaderboard">Leaderboard</a>, will get to see the Forrst redesign before we release it in a couple of weeks.



Once again, @PaulvdDool has made it to the top of the hill. @LauraMoraiti and @AlupaCreative have come in second and third respectively. We're looking forward to hearing their feedback and thoughts on the redesign!

<b>A Chance to Go Pro</b>

Next week, we'll be giving away one free Pro yearly account to a lucky Forrester in anticipation of our relaunch! 

We'll announce the winner next <b>Monday, Aug. 5</b>!

Once again, @PaulvdDool has made it to the top of the hill. @LauraMoraiti and @AlupaCreative have come in second and third respectively. We're looking forward to hearing their feedback and thoughts on the redesign!

A Chance to Go Pro

Next week, we'll be giving away one free Pro yearly account to a lucky Forrester in anticipation of our relaunch!

We'll announce the winner next Monday, Aug. 5!